Moons’ Echo (2020) by Molly Rose Dyson is a specially commissioned work for Kunsthall Stavanger’s ongoing series #fromKStoyou. The work takes the form of a banner on the kunsthall’s building, and is a psychedelic puzzle that visualises the reverberations between the cosmic, natural and human spheres.
Says Dyson about her work: “As the world entered Corona-Virus lockdown, I watched spring bloom and humans retreat into their homes. In parks, gardens and forests, plants thrived and animals emerged from hibernation, while we entered our own kind of hibernation. The moon waxed and waned on it’s usual course.”
#fromKStoyou is an ongoing project by Kunsthall Stavanger initiated in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. Artists are asked to make works that can evoke joy and calmness, ground and inspire, as well as spread solidarity in this moment of time. The intention of the project is to keep artists engaged, support the art community where possible, and utilize art as a way to come together via both physical and digital channels. While most of the projects take place on digital platforms – such as Kunsthall Stavanger’s website and Instagram – the banner is installed on the outside of the kunsthall’s building, located in the centre of one of Stavanger‘s traffic hubs. The banner is meant to bring art to the public in a safe and engaging way and is visible for the hundreds, if not thousands, of onlookers that pass the building on a daily basis.
Molly Rose Dyson (b.1990, Melbourne, Australia) is an artist and designer currently living in Berlin. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne (2011) and a BA in design from Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißense (2020). Dyson produces lush digital imagery that is both nostalgic and futuristic. Her practice combines art, illustration and graphic design.